Dr. Joseph Akar, MD

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Dr. Joseph Akar, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in New Haven, CT and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Akar has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akar to book an appointment.

Dr. Akar

Yale Adult Primary Care Center

789 Howard Ave New Haven, CT 06519
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Akar, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in New Haven, CT and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Akar has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

2004
University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1995
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Joseph Akar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Akar frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Akar specializes.

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Dr. Akar's office is located at 789 Howard Ave, New Haven, CT 06519. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Akar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Akar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Akar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (203) 785-4126.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Akar is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
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Dr. Akar's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Akar accepts the following insurance:

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Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
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Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
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Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
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Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
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Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
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Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
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Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
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State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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Locations

Yale Adult Primary Care Center

Yale-new Haven Hosp-hme Care Prog789 Howard Ave New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Heart and Vascular Center

Yale Heart and Vascular Center800 Howard Ave New Haven, CT 06519
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Yale New Haven Hospital

New Haven, CT

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

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